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Trad climber
So Cal urban sprawl Hell
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:16pm PT
Riley, yes it is Igor Unchained!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! loved that climb:-)

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
It's a coin toss-
The Vampire
NE Face Pingora

do I have to do the approach?

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
It would most likely be NF of the Rostrum. That's probably the most memorable and rewarding climb I ever managed to get my ass up.

Trad climber
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:23pm PT
Tollhouse Traverse for sure.
Credit: micronut

Or the Regular Route on Fairview.
Credit: micronut

Or Matthes Crest.
Credit: micronut

Or a link up of all three. Overandoverandoveramdoverandoverandover for the rest of my life.
Todd Eastman

Bellingham, WA
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
I would opt for something mellow like High E or CCK in the Gunks, Triple S at Seneca, or Gamesmanship or Catharsis at Poko because they would be a bit more fun than something like the Rostrum in 20 or thirty years.

Mountain climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
At my age, every climb is new, whether I've done it before or not...

Boulder climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Hindu Kush at Shiprock, grandfather mountain, NC... Ive done the damn thing countless times and every variation known..i could do it everyday for the rest of my life..

A close second would be the Cathedral Traverse...theres just so much variety you could always climb something new!!


Santa Cruz
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:02pm PT
Positive Vibrations
Credit: Adamame

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 8, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
OK! After writing about the anti-guidebook ethic in Idaho's Sawtooth Mtns today, now I'm overcome with nostalgia.

I climbed the Open Book on the Finger of Fate in mountain boots twice back in the 1970's, when it was considered a 5.6.


It would be great to climb it in rock shoes, now that it is considered a 5.8.

The route hasn't changed, but I have.
Fritz in 1971 on an easy upper pitch.  I didn't place protection, so I...
Fritz in 1971 on an easy upper pitch. I didn't place protection, so I could top rope Chris & Harry up a "more-interesting" variation. Flannel shirt, Levis, and mountain boots.
Credit: Fritz
Chris on 2nd lead of The Open Book in 1971.
Chris on 2nd lead of The Open Book in 1971.
Credit: Fritz

Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:17am PT
Oh, damn, Adamame, one of the best pics of Positive Vibrations I've seen! That one is on my ticklist like crazy, I saw that pitch from way over on Red Dihedral and just started salivating at the sight of it.

One of my favorite games in this vein is to imagine constructing the sweetest multipitch climb from any of the climbs I've done. Or just imagining all the climbs I've done as one gigantic climb.
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:24am PT
Hobbit Book. Love that.

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 9, 2012 - 09:42am PT
Micronut, I agree with Tollhouse Traverse but I would have been ashamed to say it. Now that a respected climber such as yourself has I feel comfortable admitting I've probably done it 200+ times in the past 20 years and hope to do it a bunch more.

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Why, Gunsmoke, of course . . .
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:34pm PT
I would choose out of the womb, again.

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
Joe Six Pack.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
This question is way too hard to answer. But if you threatened me with bodily harm unless I said something, I might have to say OZ.
The Warbler

the edge of America
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:09pm PT
Probably the first ascent of The Crucifix, only all free this time.

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Dec 10, 2012 - 07:54am PT
That climb at the gym with the red tape and big yellow hold about halfway up. Loved that one.

Trad climber
Dec 10, 2012 - 08:38am PT
If I was able to:

The Walker Spur for alpine and The Salathe Wall for rock.

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
I remember having tremendous fun on Moby Grape on Cannon. It was 20 some years ago and I wonder how a repeat would stand up to my memories.

If there was only one route I was restricted to endlessly repeat, it would have to be the blue circuit at Franchard Isatis, Font.
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